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Pumpkin SMASH is family-friendly, earth-friendly fun! Don’t trash your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns — smash them! Visit the CCCLD tent while you’re there to pick up a special treat and learn about library resources. Learn more about Pumpkin SMASH at www.clearcreekrecreation.com.
Idaho Springs Sports & Events Complex
101 East Idaho Springs Road
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 5
Bighorn puppet workshop
Create a bighorn puppet at this craft workshop for kids! Bring your creativity; we’ll provide the supplies. We are proud to offer this workshop as part of the Bighorn Sheep Festival. Learn more about the Festival at https://visitclearcreek.com/bighorn-sheep-festival/
John Tomay Memorial Library
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Nov. 12
Share stories, play games and get creative with us!
Idaho Springs Public Library
11: 15 a.m. Tuesdays
11:15 a.m. Thursdays
FREE COMPASS FRIDAYS AT THE LIBRARIES
Let your compass guide you to fun!
Calling Clear Creek kids: join us for FREE fun on Fridays! We’ll offer scheduled afternoon activities at Idaho Springs Public Library and John Tomay Memorial Library, plus a range of activities kids can independently pursue at their own pace throughout the day (puzzles, games, computer time, quiet reading, etc). Please visit our website at www.cccld.org for a detailed calendar.
Children under the age of eight will need adult supervision. While the Libraries provide programs for young patrons, please note that we are not a childcare provider and are not responsible for supervising children visiting our branches.
12:30 p.m.: Snack
1 p.m.: Guided activity
2:30 p.m.: Snack
3 p.m.: Independent activity
Library branches close at 5 p.m. on Fridays. Please pick up your children by 4:30 p.m.
COMPASS FRIDAY VIRTUAL REALITY SESSIONS
Explore new worlds at our virtual reality sessions for tweens and teens (ages 12 years and older). Registration is required. Please email email@example.com to learn more and save your spot.
3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 @ 3
3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 18
Connect with other Clear Creek County readers at our book groups. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Idaho Springs Book Group
4 p.m. Nov. 14
“The Hospital” by Brian Alexander
John Tomay Memorial Library Book Group
3 p.m. Nov. 17
“The Silent Patient”by Alexander Michaelides
Craft a holiday gift-in-a-jar!Supplies will be provided, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, please email email@example.com
5:30 p.m. Nov. 15
5:30 p.m. Nov.17
OMEGA (Open Minds Encouraging General Acceptance)
A collaboration between Resilience 1220 and Clear Creek County Library District.
Join us for games, fun, and snacks the second Saturday of each month! While everyone aged 12 - 20 years is welcome, this program is designed to be a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Noon – 2 p.m. Nov.12
NOVEMBER STAFF BOOK PICK
TEAM MEMBER: Miss Honeybun
RECOMMENDATION: “Porcupine’s Pie” by Laura Renauld
GENRE: picture book
MISS HONEYBUN SAYS: This picture book about forest animals collaborating to prepare for the big Fall Feast has all the ingredients for a sweet children’s story! Charming illustrations, gentle themes of sharing and friendship, and an autumnal banquet evoke the pleasures of Thanksgiving traditions. Read this with your children to set the tone for your own celebrations. Five out of five carrots!
FREE masks and take-home COVID tests are available for pickup at your Clear Creek County Library branches.
Check out books, movies, laptops, hotspots, tablets, and more. Our Library of Things includes nontraditional items like cookware, kids’ science kits, a therapy lamp, and even an Oculus Quest!
Explore our book and movie collection at www.cccld.org View our Library of Things at https://cccld.org/library-of-things/ Or, call your Clear Creek County library to learn more and request items.
Do you have the Libby App? Download the Libby App by Overdrive to your smart device to access thousands of e-books and audiobooks, available for checkout with your library card. Visit https://cccld.org/library-resources/ and click on the Overdrive/Libby icon to get started.
VISITING AND CURBSIDE PICKUP HOURS
All Clear Creek County Libraries will be closed: Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day Nove. 24 and Nov. 25 in observance of Thanksgiving
Idaho Springs Public Library Hours
Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
John Tomay Memorial Library Hours
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Local History Archives (in the Georgetown Heritage Center) — visitors are welcome with appointment.
Curbside pickup services are available by appointment; please contact your library branch to schedule your pickup.
Do you need library materials, but are unable to leave your home? Let us bring the library to you! Call us for details.
Idaho Springs Public Library: 303-567-2020
John Tomay Memorial Library: 303-569-2620
Local History Archives: 303-569-2403
TECH ACCESS & STUDY SPACES
Enjoy access to computers, WiFi, and study spaces at your Clear Creek County Library.
Book our conference room at Idaho Springs Public Library for a quiet space to meet or work. Please call 303-567-2020 to make your reservation.
Did you know that you can book a librarian for technical assistance? Our library staff can assist you with a variety of tasks –– using a tablet or smartphone, navigating the internet, setting up an email account, posting a resume online, accessing information, and more. Contact your Clear Creek County Library branch or email email@example.com for more information.
PRINTS, COPIES, FAXES
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call your Clear Creek County Library branch to request prints, copies, and faxes — or, just come in and use our equipment during our hours of operation!
Notary services are FREE! Please contact your Clear Creek County Library branch to book your appointment.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES
Help yourself to free, gently-loved books from our Little Free Libraries at these Clear Creek County locations:
Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District
Clear Creek Health and Wellness Center
Edelweiss Pastry Shop
Georgetown Visitors Center
St. Mary’s Glacier
Are you seeking a new home for your gently-used books? Please consider donating them to Clear Creek County Library District for use in our programs, book sales, and Little Free Libraries. Email email@example.com or call 303-567-2020 for more information. Please do not drop off book donations without pre-approval.
Visit us at www.cccld.org
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